Thursday, 15 October 2009

Eyes Wide Open

Something I have said on numerous occasions is that as a photographer its good to be on the other side of the lens every now and then. Like many things that are good for you, it can also be unpleasant. But you need to swallow that bitter pill, because you can learn from other people's direction and everyone deserves a decent picture of themselves. So now I jump at the chance to sit for photos whenever I can. Even more so when the photographer is an award winning photographer like Jillian Edelstein.

Now is your chance, because Jillian will be photographing 121 eyes in 12.1 hours at a central London vodaphone store. All you have to do is register and give them a photo of your eyes and you have a chance of being picked by Jillian. The closing date is the 20th November.

My first experience of being behind the lens was when I was pressed into service as a model for a photoshoot for back in 2007. Yes thats me on the left dressed as a chippy. It was an excruciating experience especially when put alongside experienced models, but it gets easier every time. Though I have to admit that I'm in no rush to resurrect my modelling career.